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Pegasus Reveals E-Mobility, Electric Racing Initiatives

Pegasus Racing unveils mobile power storage system, looking at electric racing opportunities…

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Pegasus Racing has revealed a two-pronged e-mobility project including an unusual mobile power storage station and plans to enter an electric racing series.

The French team, which made four appearances in the 24 Hours of Le Mans between 2010 and 2015, has worked with the Socomec Group to create a project named E’CAR, a lorry equipped with a mobile power storage system.

This can be used to provide energy for events, isolated sites or in emergency situations, producing a much smaller carbon footprint than generators.

The mobile power station will transport a Tesla Model S P100D tuned for circuit driving. The car is similar to the Tesla planned to be used in Electric GT’s Electric Production Car Series.

Pegasus is showcasing its technology this weekend at the FIA World Rallycross Championship event at Loheac, before taking it for a test on the Anneau du Rhin track near Strasbourg, eastern France, on Sept. 21.

Racing Programs Under Evaluation

Pegasus is also evaluating options for taking its EV initiatives to the race track as part of an existing or future electric racing championship.

A statement released by the team explained that director Julien Schell “has never given up on his aim of living his passion [of racing] without CO2 emissions”.

“This is why one of the components of the double electric project developed by Pegasus Racing and its partners is the search for an opportunity to enter for an electric series,” it continued.

Schell has followed the inaugural season of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, although other options are also being considered.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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